Environment

7:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Dredging Scheduled for Saint Joseph Harbor

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Commercial shipping on the harbor has been hampered in recent years
ST. JOSEPH - The Army Corps of Engineers' allocation of $1.5 million to dredge the St. Joseph River Harbor this year should mean smooth sailing for commercial shippers, officials said.
7:26 am
Wed March 5, 2014

U.S. House Approves Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

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About 32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness
Washington The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation to designate nearly half of Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as federally protected wilderness, the highest level of conservation provided to federal public lands. The legislation already passed the Senate last year. The bill now heads to President Barack Obamas desk for his signature to become law.
Monarch Butterflies
7:03 am
Mon February 24, 2014

WMU Professor Warns of Declining Monarch Butterfly Population

Monarch Butterfly
Credit Ekabhishek, Wikimedia Commons

Interview with Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences Stephen Malcolm is among the scientists warning that monarchs are becoming rare east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 

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9:07 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Kellogg's Palm Oil Policy Seen as Influential in Food Industry

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Battle Creek-based company announced change in policy last week
Kellogg announced by 2015 it would require its palm oil producers to be 'environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable'. The decision by the world's leading cereal company comes in response to protests over the environmental impact of palm oil harvesting.
10:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Officials Say Heavy Snow and Ice May Result in Fish "Winterkills"

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Winterkill occurs during long, harsh winters, particularly in shallow lakes
This years severe winter has been tough on those living in Michigan, but it will most likely be even tougher on fish and wildlife. The Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that after the heavy ice and snow melts on Michigan lakes this winter, it may be common to discover groups of dead fish and other aquatic creatures.

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